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Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at 3:30 pm  |  42 responses

Slam Dunk Contest to Feature Terrence Ross, Damian Lillard, Paul George, Harrison Barnes, Ben McLemore and John Wall

After a day chock-full of reports on individual players taking part in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, we now have the six-man field (which TNT will officially announce tonight.) Damian Lillard, Paul George, Harrison Barnes, Ben McLemore and John Wall will reportedly take on defending champ Terrence Ross. Per ESPN:

The six-man field for the dunk contest at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans will feature three big names from the actual All-Star Game, according to sources close to the process.

Sources confirmed Thursday that Golden State’s Harrison Barnes and Sacramento rookie Ben McLemore are the other two participants in the contest, which has met with lukewarm reviews the past several years, partly due to a lack of star power on display.

The All-Star Game is Sunday, Feb. 16, at New Orleans Arena.

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  • spit hot fiyah

    after the recent disasters i’m about as excited as this grandpa for the dunk contest

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/198p5087vb3sngif/ku-xlarge.gif

  • spit hot fiyah

    after the recent disasters i’m about as excited as this grandpa for the dunk contest

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/198p5087vb3sngif/ku-xlarge.gif

  • spit hot fiyah

    after the recent disasters i’m about as excited as this grandpa for the dunk contest

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/198p5087vb3sngif/ku-xlarge.gif

  • bike

    My money is on Barns. Excellent set of fast-twitch fibers on that boy.

  • bike

    My money is on Barns. Excellent set of fast-twitch fibers on that boy.

  • bike

    My money is on Barns. Excellent set of fast-twitch fibers on that boy.

  • anon

    PG gonna take it this time. Ross and Barnes are the only threats.

  • Stepfan Raiford

    Ross will repeat as champion. Rest of the field are all in game dunkers

  • RedDragon10

    Watch magic johnson randomly come out and offer Lebron another 1 million dollars to be in the dunk contest.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    T. Boss FTW!

  • playa

    Really nice crew, I might even expect something out of this.

  • playa

    Really nice crew, I might even expect something out of this.

  • playa

    Really nice crew, I might even expect something out of this.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Mclemore is the sleeper in this field

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Mclemore is the sleeper in this field

  • Lenin-Gil Phillips

    I thought Deandre Jordan was going to be in it

  • Lenin-Gil Phillips

    I thought Deandre Jordan was going to be in it

  • mike

    and Magic will say like he always does every yeard during the competition”THE DUNK CONTEST IS NOW BACK!!”

  • robb

    nice!

  • Victoria Jesse

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    ☗☗☗ ☗☗⨖☗ ☗☗�☗ ☗☗☗offer Lebron another 1 million dollars to be in the dunk contest.

  • Daniel Noel

    I’m just glad its back to 6 contestants and not 4 like previous years.

  • Daniel Noel

    I def wanna see what lillard and wall got up their sleeves’.

  • Caboose

    It’s interesting, these guys aren’t known for their theatrics, so the dunks may be “purer” than the spectacles of Dwight/Nate. Not gonna lie, I kinda like the spectacle, but I know that’s pretty against the grain.

  • Doughnuss

    Exactly so. Harrison Barnes might be a surprise but i feel hes just an in-game dunker too..

  • Doughnuss

    For those of you who haven’t seen Damian’s first dunk contest…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx5IambAYSA

  • Tracy

    Ben Mclemore should dress up like Django unchained , or Ray chalres…. than dunk . Who knows what he will do ? He is “unpredictable” :p

  • BE.water

    No Props, No Choirs. Just dunk the damn ball.

  • BE.water

    This video is pathetic

  • Nathan Shane Long

    I just want the Slam Dunk Contest to have zero gimmicks this year

  • VictorDeLaWood

    They’re dunking as teams!! It’s gonna be East vs West with no individual winner. So much for no gimmicks http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1951474-nba-slam-dunk-contest-2014-format-explaining-changes-to-this-years-competition

  • VictorDeLaWood

    Gonna have to hold out for next year. They’re gonna be dunking as teams

  • ryan

    John Wall is about to show out

  • Steve

    agreed, watch his high school tapes from oak hill

  • Chris Darmon

    Here’s 75+ never before seen dunks (by a former Nike/Adidas designer – me) >>> http://www.chrisdarmon.com/UPDATED-50CrappyDunks

  • Chris Darmon

    #FIREBALLDUNK >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3OCTpyopq4&feature=youtu.be (it’s the idea, not the video)

  • OneStep

    Possibly the worst dunk/lay-up contest ever witnessed.

  • Max

    That sucked..

  • pposse

    theres some decent star power to this dunk contest, you know actual all stars are finally competing in it

  • CubicleDunker

    My pick is on the East team or maybe the west. I’m almost certain one of those two teams will win

  • http://RAPTORS.COM/ BRAVO

    Terrence Ross !

  • Killahsham

    Paul George has a decent dunk contest resume. Same with Wall. Fingers crossed that this year will live up to the hype.

  • TBRK

    watching this video makes me respect Damian even more. I remember being young and watching the HS dunk contests at my school and they were literally no different than this. Bunch of cats who could barely jam, trying dunks they’d only made once on a perfect day. Needless to say none of those guys are playing professional basketball….and I’m pretty sure out of this crop Damian is the only one

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